[Solved] Problem when clicking on OpenOffice in menu

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[Solved] Problem when clicking on OpenOffice in menu

Postby chris144 » Wed Sep 12, 2012 11:24 am

Hi I am using Ubuntu 12.4 and have used
sudo apt-get install openoffice
to install openoffice.
It appears to have worked because if i type office into Dash Home I get 8 openoffice apps showing. However if i click on any of them Das home closes and nothing happens.

In the command window if i type soffice I get the following message:

/usr/bin/soffice: 84: /usr/bin/soffice: /opt/openoffice.org3/program/../basis-link/program/pagein: not found
/usr/bin/soffice: 1: /usr/bin/soffice: /opt/openoffice.org3/program/../basis-link/ure-link/bin/javaldx: not found
/usr/bin/soffice: 120: /usr/bin/soffice: /opt/openoffice.org3/program/soffice.bin: not found

Please advise what I have done wrong and how I can fix it

Thank you in advance
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Re: problem when clicking on Office in menu

Postby RoryOF » Wed Sep 12, 2012 11:36 am

Normally installing OpenOffice from the Ubuntu repositories actually installs LibreOffice. I uninstall all traces of Libreoffice using synaptic or
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sudo apt-get remove libreoffice-core01

then I install AOO 3.4.1 using the download from the AOO download site. I use the method outlined in the tutorial

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Re: problem when clicking on Office in menu

Postby Villeroy » Wed Sep 12, 2012 11:40 am

Ubuntu comes with LibreOffice 3.5 which should be installed on your system already. OpenOffice is not in the official Ubuntu repositories. Both applications are almost identical. LibreOffice has a few extra features. Normally you would not notice any difference between OpenOffice and LibreOffice.
You can have both applications on the same machine without conflict. But then you download the debian packages from the OpenOffice page, install them manually and start OpenOffice from a desktop link.
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Re: Problem when clicking on OpenOffice in menu

Postby chris144 » Wed Sep 12, 2012 1:30 pm

Thank you for your support.

I removed openoffice and libre office
Downloaded the DEB package from openoffice.org download page and reinstalled as per the instructions.

It now works properly.

Thank you.
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